Pulitzer (and other) prize winning journalist, John Pilger points out that peace on the Korean Peninsula hinges upon "containing the US", the most aggressive military regime on earth for the past 70 years. The rest of the countries on our planet (maybe not Israel) are working, to whatever degrees they are able, to rein in American military adventurism, the big hammer that sees a world full of nails.
Russia and China work together for a peaceful diplomatic solution on the Korean Peninsula, but do not see that American domestic politics allow any politician room to negotiate, controlled as they are by the outdated "unipolar world", neonon agenda.
On July 14, 2015, China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany, collectively referred to as the P5+1 group, signed the JCPOA with Iran on the latter's nuclear program. The deal stipulated a gradual lifting of anti-Iran sanctions in exchange for Tehran's assurances that its nuclear program would remain in a peaceful nature.
Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov points out that Iran is in full compliance, and that the US has treaty obligations to fulfill, lifting economic sanctions, not adding more.
North Korea has another ICBM fueled up and ready to test. The last underground nuclear test site took a big hit, crumbled/cratered some, is leaking xenon gas, and may be contaminating groundwater, so other sites are being prepared for future underground tests.
It's time to get the oligarchs off the neocon boat... "Former US President Jimmy Carter said the US works more like an "oligarchy than a democracy," while also lambasting Trump's “hopeless” approach to solving the Israel-Palestine issue, and the increasing tension with North Korea."
Jean-Claude Juncker foresees More-Europe, Bigger-Europe, Centralized-Europe, Powerful-Europe! (More Wine!)
Among the key proposals put forward by the EU Commission president were compulsory Euro membership for the remaining eight European states outside the bloc, for new countries to join the Schengen zone, plans for closer defensive cooperation leading to the creation of a European army in the next decade and easier ratification of EU-wide trade treaties with foreign powers. Tax and welfare standards would converge and Europe, not the United States, would be the hub of a free-trading world.
Does the United States have a future as a Great Power? (This is well researched, well considered and well written by a Russia scholar.) America sure doesn't have the future envisioned for the past 16 years... We need to clean our own house.
Venezuela stops accepting $US for Venezuelan oil.
(This is an act of war which has resulted in the downfall of regimes in Iraq and Libya, but there have been clear signals recently that China is backing Venezuela, and we can assume Russia is, too. Will the US launch an invasion of Venezuela? Everything short of that, intense economic/financial attack, is already long underway, and numerous coup attempts have failed. If weak Venezuela, in America's near sphere-of-influence, can refuse $US for oil, then so can the whole world. China is setting up markets for global oil trading in gold/Yuan, which creates a gold/Yuan/oil equivalency, something that the world has not had since Richard Nixon ran short of gold in 1971.)
US Threatens to cut off China from SWIFT global financial ($US) trading platform if China fails to toe the line on North Korea sanctions. (Really? You could not set up a better plan to de-throne the senescent Nixonian-petro-dollar if you tried. Is that the intent? It may be...)